Project based applications such as the small and large grants are evaluated based on its contribution to each of the following goals:
Reduction of Ecological Footprint : Projects propose methods to reduce the ecological footprint of the campus through projects that will either a) change campus physical operations b) promote sustainable behavior among UCCS students and/or c) raise awareness about sustainability.
Increased Student Involvement: Projects demonstrate a clear initiative to engage students. Projects should aim to create social cohesion, ideally across an interdisciplinary environment, by demonstrating an active involvement of students.
Education and Outreach: Projects demonstrate a clear contribution to educating others about sustainability. Education and outreach opportunities include, but are not limited to: course integration, knowledge sharing, outreach events and programs, campaigning, independent studies.
Long Term Feasibility: Projects will demonstrate a clear plan for the project term from start to finish and identify opportunities for sustained operation by working closely with members of facilities, administration and/or faculty. Proposals demonstrate an awareness of long term needs to ensure a sustained impact of this project on campus physical operations or individual behavior.
Scope of Impact at UCCS: Projects demonstrate a broad impact by integrating sustainable practices with increased student involvement and education. Proposals will assess the number of students impacted by the project as well as summarize quantifiable economic and environmental benefits.